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Make Time for (Fitness) Fun with Friends

With busy schedules, it can be hard to get in quality time with friends. Combine working out and socializing, and get fit together!

Make a date.
You wouldn't back out of other plans last minute, right? Hold yourself to the same level of accountability and make a workout lunch or dinner date... and leave the car at home and walk instead. Or head to a new class together and grab a tea afterward. Planning with a buddy will keep your workout plans on track while still offering time to talk.

Swap a non-active activity for an active one.
Instead of sitting at a bar, go dancing. Instead of watching TV at home, watch it together at the gym and talk about it afterwards. Bring a lunch and use that typical break to head to the gym in lieu of a sit-down meal, or catch up over a lunchtime walk with a coworker.

Set up an incentive program.
Work -- and work out -- together and make a reward plan for sticking to the routine. Get in friendly competition and see who can workout more or if you can both keep up the gym-going routine. Share your personal goals with pals and check in about each other’s progress. You can even treat yourselves to new gear after hitting a set number of workouts by walking and shopping.

As working out produces natural oils to help skin look healthy and supple, you’ll have a great glow. Share a photo of your fondest moment with a friend be it before, after, or during a workout as part of the St. Ives challenge!

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